Spaces of Global Cultures

Spaces of Global Cultures

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This book brings together a series of new and historical case studies to show how different phases of globalization are transforming the built environment. Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, the author draws on sociological, geographical, cultural and postcolonial studies to provide a critical account of the development of three key concepts: global culture, post colonialism, and modernity. Subsequent case studies examine how global economic, political and cultural forces shape the forms of architectural and urban modernity in globalized suburbs and spaces in major cities worldwide. The first book to combine global and postcolonial theoretical approaches to the built environment and to illustrate these with examples, Spaces of Global Cultures argues for a more historical and interdisciplinary understanding of globalization: one that places material space and the built environment at the centre and calls for new theories to address new conditions.Viewed in the long duree, this Indian presence must also be accounted for, however, by the long-term (colonial) anglophonic ... with Indians (from India) in recent years taking up almost 50 percent of the 200, 000 highly sought-after H1B visas for ... They are multi-ethnic communities in which one ethnic minority group has a significant concentration but does not ... The processes of ethnic restructuring include, but are not limited to, a#39;the rise of post-Fordism, the deindustrialization ofanbsp;...

Title:Spaces of Global Cultures
Author:Anthony King
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-08-02


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